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seasonal indulgence series: monsoon medley – a giveaway and event announcement

As you all know that we at Saffronstreaks are celebrating two golden years of food and travel blogging, first a chocolate cupcake to celebrate the occasion and now a giveaway for our readers…and with this we feel extremely pleased to announce our second event on Seasonal Indulgence series – Monsoon medley.

 After the huge success of our first event – summer coolers, we are bringing you the next edition on the series Monsoon medley, an event to celebrate the different moods of monsoon…Summer brings lots of fresh flavours, and enjoyment and as the hottest days of the season begins to reach its peak, we long for rains…and as soon the dark clouds starts mushrooming in the horizon… it brings cheers to our face, a smile of hope…and when it rains it pours incessantly…pitter….patter….pat…days after days…

“Sullen clouds are gathering fast over the black fringe of the
O child, do not go out!
The palm trees in a row by the lake are smiting their heads
against the dismal sky; the crows with their dragged wings are
silent on the tamarind branches, and the eastern bank of the river
is haunted by a deepening gloom.”      by R.Tagore who beautifully captures the onset of monsoon with his words.

logo monsoon medley

As the rain drops glides down the window panes in some musical forms, and the howling sounds of winds sends shiver down the spine…we long for some comfort and coziness and what soothes our soul better than a cup of chai and some hot and spicy pakoras….

So do tell us how you love to enjoy the monsoon with your favourite masala chai / coffee and …..??? . We would love to hear from you.

Coming to the most interesting part of the event , giveaway –  winner will get a book of my most favourite chef Sanjeev Kapoors’ book : Monsoon Medley.  Here is a glimpse of the book.

monsoon medley

Now, coming to the simple rules of the event : monsoon medley

1) Link back to this announcement page, which is mandatory

2) Usage of logo will be appreciated, as it will help to spread the word. 

3) Dish out your favourite recipes of snacks / starters / appetizers / pakoras / fritters etc that you think will go with the monsoon theme and you would like to have with tea / coffee..

4) Both veg and non-veg recipes are allowed and archived entries are also accepted provided you reposted it with the link to this announcement page. 

5) Send me the details with : blog name and url ; recipe name and url; image title and url @ saffronstreaksDotGmailDotcom

6) This event is open to Non-bloggers too, send with the above details.

5) It will be a random draw, so you can try your luck here.

6) Last date for the entries till 10 th September 2011.

Rules for the giveaway :

1) Subscribe to the saffronstreaks feeds or subscribe through valid e-mail

2) Follow saffronstreaks on Network blogs or like us in Facebook page.

3) Provide an Indian shipping address for the giveaway

4) Please leave a comment below to let us know how you are eligible for the giveaway. 

Note : those who are eligible for the giveaway has to send a recipe for the event too.

And last, do not forget to e-mail me the details after linking your recipe. 🙂

Lets the fun begins with the monsoon beats and am sure my blogger friends and readers will support me this time too.

Thanks and have a good weekend



  • Reply
    August 6, 2011 at 7:35 pm

    I have one post perfect for ur event ,will publish it soon ,nice event

  • Reply
    Vijitha Shyam
    August 7, 2011 at 8:47 pm

    Lovely event. I have a post in mind.

  • Reply
    August 8, 2011 at 7:20 am

    Happy anniversary! This sounds like an wonderful event, especially loved your monsoon touch to it. Will sure try to participate.

    Happy blogging!

  • Reply
    August 8, 2011 at 7:34 am

    very interesting event..
    happy following u ..:)
    Tasty Appetite

  • Reply
    Saraswathi Iyer
    August 8, 2011 at 12:37 pm

    Hi Sukanya, Thanks for letting me know about the event. I have edited and posted my recipe for the event.

    I have liked ur page on FB.

    I have an Events Space do check it out and spread a word of your event.


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    August 9, 2011 at 5:23 am

    Tagore’s poem was too inspirational to let this wonderful event pass.. ! And I love the recent book review on the Silk Route too 🙂 Have just mailed you my entries dear ! Am already following you on FB and have subscribed to ur posts too 🙂
    Happy hosting !
    BRAND NEW EVENT: Healthy Lunchbox Ideas Theme : Carrots

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    Priya Yallapantula
    August 9, 2011 at 2:07 pm

    Sukanya, great theme for the event, happy hosting. I would love to participate in giveaway. I already subscribe to your feed and follow you, like your FB page and can provide a shipping adderss in India 🙂

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    Pinks Recipe Diary
    August 10, 2011 at 3:32 am

    Nice theme, will surely try to participate and thanx for dropping by .

  • Reply
    August 10, 2011 at 11:36 am

    Nice event…have submitted my entry…Do visit me at

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    August 10, 2011 at 12:06 pm

    lovely theme…..have sent you my entries and count me in for the give away….
    I have liked the FB page and subscribed through email too 🙂
    A Girl’s Diary

  • Reply
    August 10, 2011 at 12:36 pm

    Thanks for hosting this event. I miss monsoons so much……now I get to re-live it through you. I will send one entry to this event too.

  • Reply
    August 10, 2011 at 3:04 pm

    sorry for the delay…have sent you the entries …check if its ok or not 🙂

  • Reply
    August 10, 2011 at 5:39 pm

    happy hosting
    sent an entry

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    Umm Mymoonah
    August 12, 2011 at 8:03 am

    Wow! This is fantastic, nice event and giveaway. Will try to send my entry soon. Happy hosting 🙂

  • Reply
    August 15, 2011 at 9:55 am

    I liked your facebook page and mailed in my entry..

  • Reply
    August 16, 2011 at 12:45 pm

    Sending my entries … Lovely event reminds me Delhi showers 🙂


  • Reply
    August 16, 2011 at 5:18 pm

    hv sent you my entry and following u through networked blog too:)

  • Reply
    Lubna Karim
    August 17, 2011 at 9:55 am

    Dropped in my entry to lovely theme…..

  • Reply
    August 21, 2011 at 5:24 pm

    Hi Sukanya,
    I have sent you a recipe, subscribed by email and liked ur FB page. So, let me try my luck for the giveaway 🙂

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    Pinks Recipe Diary
    August 22, 2011 at 1:07 am

    Dropped my entry to ur event hope u like it

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    August 24, 2011 at 5:15 am

    Hi Sukanya,

    I have linked my Dahi Kebab entry to your event. Have liked you on Facebook as well as following you on networked blogs also subscribed through email.

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    August 24, 2011 at 11:33 am

    HI Sukanya, I have sent two entries for the event by now. Have fulfilled the conditions for giveaway too. Liked your FB page through mine which is : Taste n Twist

    Sending you rest of the details in email.. Great going !


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    August 29, 2011 at 1:40 am

    Hi Sukanya,

    Here is my entry:
    Following you on networked blog, also subscribed to your posts via email.

  • Reply
    September 5, 2011 at 1:46 pm

    Hi Sukanya I have linked an entry and emailed the details to you.

    Do check out my event and send me your entries.

  • Reply
    September 7, 2011 at 11:19 pm

    I have sent you a mail which has 5 recipes for your event. Kindly check if you have got my mail.

  • Reply
    August 21, 2014 at 11:26 am

    Lovely theme.

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